The only thing more disturbing than a furry mascot is a furry mascot with naughty, illegal pictures on his computer. Scooter, the Sussex Skyhawks mascot, learned this the hard way:
A 22-year-old who suits up as the Scooter mascot at Sussex Skyhawks games was arrested for allegedly making computer files of child pornography available to other people.
Patrick A. Davenport, of Vernon, is charged with distribution of child pornography, a second-degree crime, and possession of child porn, a fourth-degree crime.
If he posts bail, Davenport is not permitted to use a computer and must have no unsupervised contact with children under age 16.
"My job is as a mascot for the Skyhawks," Davenport told the judge. "I would assume I'd have to stop mascoting, correct?"
Yes, genius. You would have to stop mascoting. Also, you'd have to stop lurking at elementary schools and going to Pittsburgh with Kevin Burkhardt.